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2023-2024 Catalog 
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ART 229 - Art of Traditional and Tribal Cultures

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement. This course meets the Diversity Requirement.

Study art forms of traditional peoples of sub-Saharan Africa, the pre-Columbian Americas, Australia and Oceania through an understanding of their cultural context. Discussions are supplemented by trips to museums in the Baltimore-Washington area. No previous art courses are necessary.

Note: Typically offered at MC; fall and spring terms.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Identify and analyze the elements of works of art from the major regions of sub-Saharan Africa, pre-Columbian America, and Oceania, and articulate esthetic responses to such works.
  2.  Articulate the interconnection between the form of artworks from sub-Saharan Africa, pre-Columbian America, and Oceania and their cultural function.
  3. Interpret works of art as expressions of a culture’s values, traditions, and ideas, and articulate those ideas
  4. Identify and use appropriately the materials, methods, vocabulary, and concepts of art and art history.